Upside-down house by Hutchison & Maul Architecture

With so many unique and out-of-the-box designs out there, it;s hard to create a house that stands out these days. Yet architects manage to impress us every day. In the case of this interesting-looking house, it’s not the sleek minimalism or sculptural beauty that impresses but the whole concept behind the design.

This upside down house was designed by Hutchison & Maul Architecture. It was a challenging project completed in 2008 in Seattle, Washington. The house occupies an area of 242 square meters and was designed for a small family with two children. It was constructed on the foundation of a single-story bungalow from the post-war period.

The reason why we call this an upside down house is because of the placement of all the living spaces. Areas usually occupied by private spaces are in this case public zones and the other way around. The main level houses the bedrooms and the bathrooms while the living area, the dining room and the kitchen occupy the second floor. A skylight is placed at the center and illuminates the whole interior.

Manhattan Lee Loft by Joel Sanders Architects

The Lee Loft is a duplex residence located in Manhattan and which was designed by Joel Sanders Architects . Furniture upholstered in menswear fabrics complements the mahogany-clad walls and built-ins.   While the design deploys materials associated with maleness, the Lee Loft is also concerned with permitting multiple domestic identities.

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Mahogany stair treads fold vertically to create a louvered privacy screen and extend horizontally to form bookshelves. The kitchen island is treated as another dual-purpose element: it features a rotating work surface that functions as a counter, a dining table, or a desk.

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It’s a modern place with a great location. All the rooms share almost the same design so overall it’s a consistent look. It’s obvious that the designers put a lot of work into this place. The attention to details is amazing. Furthermore, the décor is very well chosen and the pieces go very well together. There is a warm atmosphere all over this place. I really like different tones of red incorporated in the design, starting with the wooden floors and continuing with the furniture and the little details. It really looks like home. It looks like a very comfortable place where you can easily accommodate. Home sweet home.

Barcelona chair by Knoll

For the many people that enjoy relaxing and taking advantage of the smells and sounds of nature, an outdoor chaise lounge, just may be that one necessity that you require in order to fully get the experience you so dearly deserve.

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The Barcelona chair features a look for modern architecture. Individual leather panels are cut, hand-welted and hand-tufted, and panels and buttons are crafted from a single hide. I recommend the black one because it is a resilient color and it looks modern to any house .The stainless steel is hand-buffed or chrome plated to a mirror finish.

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It must be a really comfortable chair. It has a soft and comfy look. But that’s not everything. The designer also thought about the aspect. That’s why he chose to include that thin steel frame. Maybe it’s just my opinion, but I think it looks a little funny. It has those very thin legs that look so fragile and the rest of the structure doesn’t seem to share the same characteristics. It looks like a fat person with really thin legs. But that doesn’t make it less attractive or comfortable. It’s a really nice piece of furniture that would be a great addition to any modern home.

Old Hospital converted into a new home

The old hospital has been restructured and renovated to look like a brand new spacious apartment with facilities like floating bedroom which is absolutely fantastic, a beautiful living room, two storey high ceilings and wonderful accents of rusticated wood and brick. These are the facilities one would hardly expect to be there in a hospital.


The building does not look like a hospital anymore and one could hardly believe that it ever used to be a hospital. It has been furnished with great wood work and excellent architecture starting from hardwood floors in light color up to the rooftop deck which is fully furnished. Earlier the hospital just used to be a building with set of spaces, highly sanitized and painted in white. But now, it is also imprinted with structural brickwork.


In the first glance, this new structure would not resemble the other apartments or condos which have been converted creatively earlier, and its interior design would definitely give a new look. It has been integrated with warm materials, profuse décor, modern touch and exposed structural elements to make up for any sense of hygienic and cold setting.

Metal Mansard Roof Adds Attic Space

Mansard roofs are much trendy in today’s world of roof designing. But the original fact behind this sensational roof design is that they were made to counter the loopholes of the house regulations of old Paris. The elevation of the houses were restricted by city regulation but the size only set out to the cornice line and so the whole extra ‘garret’ area which is modern days first-rate Parisian residence and condo area, passed out the applicable law now it become a trendy roof design.


The sharply sloping top-floor apartment at suburb of Prague has been converted into an exceptionally modern variation on the typical mansard roof style. Similar to this ancient building, the nature of the construction was altered considerably starting from the lower walls to the higher metal- wrapped and very trendy appearing penthouse space.

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Modernist Masterpiece Villa

Exceptional modernist masterpiece villa for sale – an incredible, experimental and iconic piece of architecture.Designed in 1961 by Claude Parent, one of France’s most revered modernist architects, this villa is a statement of avant-garde architecture with extensive use of raw concrete, glass walls and a spectacular exterior staircase. It commands a privileged location at the summit of Cap d’Antibes, a famous spot for its stunning views.

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The modernist villa, which now is for sale, boasts panoramic views of both the Bay of Antibes and Golfe-Juan. It features 250m² of living space and 4 bedrooms.

Claude Parent was elected a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts and the villa was listed in Patrimoine de France in 1989, which means that it is formally a part of France’s heritage.This villa is a rare jewel in one of the world’s most desirable real estate locations, a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history.The modernist villa is available for at  T: +44 (0)20 7095 8701 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +44 (0)20 7095 8701 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Streetlight Planters in Netherlands

When two unlike things are combined effectively to create another object that is a lot more than the amount of its parts, gives a most satisfying moment. That’s accurately what occurs on a little pedestrian lane of Eindhoven, in the Netherlands, which was lined up with many lampposts and small pot that were helping more as mess than as useful objects.

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Design firm BYTR analyzed the issue and unite the messy objects into unique, floating streetlights with luxuriant, alive lampshades. The design, which is know as  GREENSPOTLIGHT, was an instantaneous hit. Almost everyone would appreciate this design.

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Each GREENSPOTLIGHT contain a netted shelter and a ring of incorporated planters. The lights are fixed on cables between the street walls which didn’t make any obstacle to pedestrian. Although a small alteration, the simple adding up of these lamps becomereally helpful to glow up the street  all the day in a way that sum up a touch of green to this very urban area.

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The GREENSPOTLIGHTs are division of a bigger project called ‘Greenspots Eindhoven’ where the Eindhoven municipal council has appointed BYTR to look for openings to develop urban green projects around the city center. Eindhoven is recognized as one of the greenest cities of Netherlands. At present, this ecofriendly city is crowded by the chiefly massive concrete constructions that have anything to do with green but to yell green.

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